Winter Olympics 2018 medal count: Norway leads all countries with eight

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Cross-Country Skiing – Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics – Men’s 15km + 15km Skiathlon – Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre – Pyeongchang, South Korea – February 11, 2018 - Simen Hegstad Krueger of Norway reacts. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The United States has picked up its first gold medal in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics being held in South Korea, but in terms of total number of medals won, the nation is lagging several places behind Norway, who is leading all nations with eight.

Always considered a contender when it comes to Winter Olympics, Norway has nabbed a gold medal in Men’s Cross-Country Skiing, as well as four silver and three bronze medals.

Norway dominated the Cross-Country Skiing competition, nabbing a total of four medals in the events. Simen Hegstad Krüger won the country’s gold medal, while Martin Johnsrud Sundby took the silver medal, and Hans Christer Holund got the bronze medal in the Men’s Skiathlon. Marit Bjoergen won the silver medal in women’s category of the same event.

Norway also took silver medals in Biathlon and Ski Jumping and Bronze medals in Speed Skating and Ski Jumping.

The Netherlands comes in second place in the total number of medals with five, including two gold, two silver, and one bronze. Four of these medals come from Speed Skating, where the country won two gold medals, one silver, and one bronze.

Germany is third in the list, with four medals, including three gold and one bronze. The country topped Biathlon with two gold medals and Ski Jumping with one. The country’s three gold medals is currently the most by any country.

Canada, while still looking for its first gold medal, has managed to rack up four medals as well, with three silver and one bronze.

The United States currently sits fifth in the ranking of total medals, having won a gold and a silver medal. Seventeen-year-old Red Gerard brought the U.S. its first gold medal of the Olympics in Slopestyle Snowboarding, while Chris Mazdzer won silver in the men’s singles category in Luge.